March 18, 2009
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Under the Sea 3D Swims into IMAX
The Maryland Science Center will take visitors deep into unfamiliar waters on April 6, when it will begin daily showings of Under the Sea 3D in the St. John Properties IMAX theatre. Narrated by Jim Carrey, Under the Sea 3D brings movie-goers face to face with some of the most unique underwater creatures on the planet that few people have ever seen.
Under the Sea 3D explores such remote locations as the famed Coral Triangle in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, and the Great Barrier Reef in Southern Australia to capture an incredible array of aquatic species. Viewers experience the daily drama of life in the ocean by swimming with Leafy Sea Dragons and Dwarf Minke Whales, playing with Australian Sea Lions, and hunting for prey with the Great White Shark.
Under the Sea 3D also introduces the imminent threat of climate change, and the effect pollution has on the delicate ecosystems of these regions. The film explores these complex ecosystems, like the Great Barrier Reef, itself a living organism, illustrating how changing even one small factor can have a profound effect on the reef’s survival and the other marine life that depend on it.
Created exclusively for the IMAX experience, Under the Sea 3D utilizes the St. John Properties IMAX Theater’s five-story screen with powerful digital surround to take the audience deep under the surface to experience the ocean like the divers who filmed the action.
About the Maryland Science Center
The Maryland Science Center at Baltimore's Inner Harbor is visited by more than 500,000 people each year. Popular exhibits include: Dinosaur Mysteries with more than a dozen full-size dinosaurs and interactive paleontology activities; an exploration of the day in the life of the human body in Your Body: The Inside Story; and dozens of interactive experiments in Newton's Alley. Other popular attractions in the museum include the Kids Room, the five-story St. John Properties IMAX Theater, and the world-famous Davis Planetarium.